Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Are you a person who:
- Is interested in pursuing a career that can really make a practical contribution to helping people and society, e.g. The production of new drugs to fight disease, developing realistic ways for sustainable energy generation, providing efficient technologies for combating climate change?
- Enjoys the challenges of solving applied problems and applying your analytical skills to finding innovative solutions?
- Has a flair for science and technology and wishes to put these talents to good use?
If so, this may be the programme for you.
The B.E. (Hons.) Chemical & Biochemical Engineering provides an interesting, intellectually challenging, and educationally rigorous degree programme that leads to a professionally recognised qualification and good employment prospects in any of a variety of stable, sustainable, well-paid careers.
Why Study Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UL?
This programme is the only course of its kind in the Mid-West and Western regions of the country. Process engineering is the central area of expertise underpinning many important, sustainable industries and businesses within both the Irish and global economies. Such enterprises include: biopharmaceuticals, fuels, chemicals, and drug manufacture, energy production, food and beverage processing, environmental waste remediation, and electronic component manufacture.
The Irish pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical industries have been primarily responsible for the recent consistent increases in the national export performance, proving these sectors to be stable and resilient, even in harsh economic conditions.
In all of these areas, the chemical/biochemical engineer is of key importance both in the design and operation of the processing systems and in the development and manufacture of novel products.
The IChemE accreditation ensures international professional recognition for graduates of the degree.